I’m writing this blog partly to let people know about the change but also to thank everyone who has sent me emails and messages on Twitter and Facebook. The rumours are true, I have been promoted and am now in charge of all commercial and publishing operations at Lewis Masonic, the world’s oldest and most successful Masonic publishing company. I am overwhelmed by happiness at this appointment; I love Freemasonry and everything it stands for.
Lewis Masonic has been the most rewarding employer I have ever had. When I wake up in the morning I never dread work because I love the company and everything it stands for.
The history of the company starts in 1886 when John Hogg founded a publishing company to aid Freemasonry and Freemasons. He named it after the ‘Lewis’. A ‘Lewis’ is a metal clamp that allows you to lift heavy stones. It is symbolic of the grip a Mason uses to raise a Brother. “A. Lewis” as he called the company in those days changed the world of Freemasonry.
James Hogg published the first ritual book. He produced the first magazine for Freemasons (sold to non-Masons in newsagents) and a guide to Freemasonry for non-Masons. He even created Masonic playing cards.
During my time at Lewis Masonic, I have done the best to carry on this good work and have produced 3 best-selling titles and a range of titles that tell the truth about Freemasonry and allow Masons to learn more about the Craft. Under my guidance, we have produced titles that inspired best-selling novels and films and have led many a seeker to our royal art.
I believe my work has only just begun.